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Berlin: Polish Film Commissions Draw Int’l Productions with Value

6 February 2015 10:00 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Polish bizzers are feeling bullish about a surge in international productions over the past year, witnessing the highest demand the country has seen in years, much of it driven by smallscreen skeins and arriving from every direction of the compass.

Polish expat Roman Polanski is also headed back to his native country from his home in France later this year to shoot an account of the Dreyfus Affair, says Polish film commissioner Tomasz Dabrowski, with the working title “D.” The script by Robert Harris follows one of the greatest scandals in French military history: the persecution of a Jewish officer who was later exonerated. Longtime Polanski cohort Robert Benmussa is producing.

Another major player Poland has lured back is Steven Spielberg, whose untitled Cold War spy thriller project lensed in Wroclaw. Employing the support of the Wroclaw Film Commission, he shot not far from the historic Krakow locations he used in 1993 for “Schindler’s List. »

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